Thank you for your interest in the STOP Suicide Northeast Indiana coalition. The coalition began in 2013 to work collaboratively to combat suicide and support families following a loss by suicide. Since the inception, more than 30 organizations have come together to work on organization and community strategies to reduce suicide risk and loss in northeast Indiana.

Community Partners Include

Anyone may join the STOP Suicide Northeast Indiana coalition. The coalition meets on the second Monday, every other month (Dec 8, 2014, Feb 9, 2015, etc.)  at Chad’s House (behind The Carriage House, 3327 Lake Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46805).

Mission Statement

STOP Suicide Northeast Indiana is an alliance of stakeholders who seek to raise awareness and take action to STOP suicide.

Values

STOP Suicide Northeast Indiana embraces these values:

Our community should strive to reduce suicide

Our community should encourage good mental health through education

Our members will work together to find realistic solutions to STOP Suicide

Our members will improve the support and resources that family members and loved ones receive after a suicide death

Purpose of the Coalition

Create a prevention, intervention, & postvention -focused coalition in northeast Indiana that will:

Identify and understand suicide-related community issues that affect individuals and families.

Develop a framework for planning and implementing prevention, intervention, and postvention strategies.

Improve access to support for people at-risk of suicide.

Use shared resources to increase awareness within our communities.

Improve ability for organizations to work together to prevent suicide.

Improve ability to identify and measure community-wide indicators – reduce suicide deaths and attempts.

Improve communication and information between organizations, especially between agencies and law enforcement to ensure people are safe.

Improve the support and resources that family members and loved ones receive after a suicide death.